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The Breadwinner (12A)

5 June

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Irish animator Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) makes her solo feature debut with this exquisite, heartrending adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel. When the Taliban rulers of Kabul imprison a teacher, his 11-year-old daughter Parvana (Saara Chaudry) disguises herself as a boy and becomes the family’s sole breadwinner. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie, this is a stirring tale of family, friendship and survival, with an imaginative range of animation techniques and a score partly recorded in Kabul using traditional musicians. GFF18

Specially commissioned programme notes are available here.

£6 ticketsFri 25 May (16.00) & Fri 1 June (13.20)

The Best Animated Film of 2017.


Not every animation can tackle cruelty, injustice and institutionalised misogyny and still be a must-see for kids and parents alike, but the latest hand-drawn gem from Cartoon Saloon is no ordinary animation.

★★★★★ Time Out
  • Director Nora Twomey
  • Cast Laara Sadiq, Saara Chaudry, Shaista Latif
  • Running time 1h33m
  • Certificate 12A: moderate threat, violence
  • Country Ireland/Canada
  • Year of production 2017
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